When:
Saturday, Dec 04, 2021 8:15a -
3:15p

Where:
Wellington Station
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Medford, MA 02155

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Admission:
Unknown

Categories:
Meetup, Social Good, Sports & Active Life

Event website:
https://p.ridj-it.com/app/trip-detail?id=87839

The Goal: Hike off-trail to the the two highest points on the Bartlett-Haystack ridge and take in views of Mount Carrigain and the surrounding area from some open ledges along the ridge.


This is an off-trail adventure to Bartlett-Haystack Mountain. Be cognizant that hiking off-trail (bushwhacking) is much more difficult and tiring than hiking on a designated trail due to increased number of obstacles (rocks, bushes, blowdowns etc.) than would be found on a trail designed to avoid these obstacles. Also, micro-decisions regarding navigation take more time and require more focus of team members.


Here are the stats:


6 miles total distance


~1.5 miles hiking on-trail


~4.5 miles hiking off-trail


2,750 feet of elevation gain


Before Signing up, if I have NOT hiked with you before, please answer the following questions:


Have you hiked off-trail (bushwhacked) before? If so where?
What are your 2 most recent hikes?
Do you have all of the gear below?


Gear List:


PRINTED MAP (link will take you to the exact sheet you need to print out, will bring a few with me)


Compass (highly recommended but as long as we will already have a couple)


Waterproof hiking shoes (no sneakers)


Microspikes


Gaiters


3 layer clothing system (base, mid, shell (waterproof), no cotton)


Insulated jacket (puffy - down or synthetic)


Hat (preferably orange color)


Winter Gloves


Headlamp (days are much shorter sunset is at 4:13 PM)


3 liters of water or water treatment method


Snacks and lunch ~1000 calories.


Personal first aid kit


Hand and toe warmers (optional)


extra socks


extra clothing to change into after (mandatory, your clothes will probably get wet during this hike)

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